How is Nuclear Fuel changing our lives?Name: Taqwa A.Grade: 9th GradeTeacher: Br. Nassry
What do we use energy for?We use energy in our everyday lives for heating, light, and cooking facilities in our homes. Now energy is available at a flick of a switch or a turn of a key.
Sowhere does this energy come from?
Uranium is the material used to create nuclear energy. For it to be converted into nuclear energy, it must go through nuclear fission. It produces a rapid chain-reaction that splits through the material.
Posi+ive Effects of Nuclear EnergyThere are 3 types of nuclear energy: Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion, and Radioactive decay.Nuclear fission can be weaponized to create horrific weapons. It can also be harnessed to power domestic infrastructure.Nuclear radiation also has its benefits. It can in radiometric dating, chemotherapy, and also in nuclear pharmacy and medicine.Using nuclear fission and fusion, we can turn lead into gold.
Nuclear Power Cycle
Who uses nuclear power?
Nuclear Electricity GenerationOver 14% of the world's electricity is generated from uranium in nuclear reactors. This amounts to over 2500 billion kWh each year, as much as from all sources of electricity worldwide in 1960.It comes from some 440 nuclear reactors with a total output capacity of about 377 000 megawatts (MWe) operating in 30 countries. Over 60 more reactors are under construction and another 150 are planned.Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine all get 30% or more of their electricity from nuclear reactors. The USA has over 100 reactors operating, supplying 20% of its electricity. France gets three quarters of its electricity from uranium.
Disadvantages of Nuclear Power Although not much waste is produced, it is very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many thousands of years to allow the radioactivity to die away. For all that time it must be kept safe from earthquakes, flooding, terrorists and everything else. This is difficult.
What has Nuclear Power done to Japan? After the massive tsunami/ 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan, Japan has gone through major dilemmas. Now officials admit that they may have to bury reactors under concrete like that of Chernobyl, reducing the harmful radiation it emits.
Did you know? The worlds population will probably reach 10 billion people in this century, and the demand for electricity will increase more than 80% from 2000 to 2020. Meeting these colossal requirements will require every energy source available. Fifty years after the first nuclear reactor come on-line, nuclear power is fourth among the world's primary energy sources, after oil, coal and gas. In 2002, there were 441 reactors in operation worldwide. The United States led the world with 104 reactors and an installed capacity of 100,000 MWe, or more than one fourth of global capacity.(Source: 2002 Nuclear Power Statistics, International Atomic Energy Agency)
Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei is the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an intergovernmental organization that is part of the United Nations system. He gained a Bachelor's degree in Law in 1962 at the University of Cairo, and a Doctorate in International Law at the New York University School of Law in 1974.In October 2005, Dr. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts "to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way." In addition, he has received multiple other awards for his work.
Warm appreciations from: Taqwa A.Hope you had a blast but dont emit radiation!